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Caverns of Sonora

1711 Pvt Rd 4468, Sonora, Texas 76950 USA

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Opens Fri 8a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“One of the most beautiful show caves in the world!”

The Caverns of Sonora is recognized as the most beautiful cave in Texas and one of the most beautiful show caves in the world. The Caverns of Sonora is located on Interstate 10, about half-way between Big Bend National Park and San Antonio Texas. We are located 15 miles southwest of Sonora, Texas and the Caverns is a great place for people of all ages to experience the wonders of nature. Along with guided tours of this beautiful cave; there are many other activities to enjoy such as gemstone panning, exploring the nature trail, enjoying a Group Tour, Specialty Tour, or one of our many Workshops, camping out in an RV or tent, or just relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

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  • Road Warrior
  • 10 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
September 01, 2013

This place is awesome!! D, our guide, was fun and knowledgeable. One of the BEST stops we made over the course of our trip. Friendly people, great gift shop, reasonable price and one of THE PRETTIEST caves I've seen

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  • 6 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
July 21, 2014
Rated 3.0

Its a good stop to break up the long drive to Grand Canyon. The caves are all pretty small. They dont give you hardhats and one guy knocked his head pretty good.

3 people found this review helpful

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  • 2 Helpful
October 19, 2013

We stopped here last month and so well worth the stop ,its absolutely phenomenal. Caverns of Sonora is truly a must on the list !

2 people found this review helpful

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  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 18, 2017
Rated 5.0

Even the gift is amazing. It really is all crystal. EVERYWHERE. They sell crystals of all sizes too. The tours is about an hour and 45 minutes. Make sure you get there before 4:30 to go on a tour.

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 1 Helpful
October 15, 2014

We arrived after the last tour left, make sure to get there before 3pm!

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  • 0 Helpful
July 28, 2013

This is an awesome cave. Worth going to over some bigger ones, like Carlsbad.

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  • Road Warrior
  • 13 Reviews
  • 22 Helpful
June 26, 2013

Really wanted to make it here on our trip but for some reason the driving time was way off and ended up having to stop before we could reach this point. People in the area said it was really neat!

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  • 0 Helpful
July 31, 2017
Rated 5.0

Gorgeous! Very worth a trip here. One of the best attractions we've seen in a month of wonderful sights and experiences.

Some of my tips are repeats from other people but in the interest of keeping things up to date, I'll add them anyway. Call ahead if you think you're going to get there toward the end of the day to make sure you can still go that day. Buy tickets online and save a couple bucks.

If possible, try to get on a tour without small children (unless you have small children) - it's hard to watch out for them when you're taking pictures and looking around. Also, the acoustics are such that their sweet, loud little voices make it hard to hear the guide.

If the guide isn't waiting for you to take your pictures, ask him/her to wait or turn the lights back on. It's hot and very humid in there. You can't take water, so drink up before you go down.

In some areas you'll need to watch your head. My son bonked his pretty hard. It bled and he now has a bump for a souvenir.

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  • 1 Helpful
June 18, 2017
Rated 5.0

Jose was a great guide. Excellent family side trip.

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July 14, 2016
Rated 4.0

Make sure to plan on an hour and 45 minutes for the tour. I had no idea I'd react this way, but as soon as the door to the cave opening was closed, I started having a panic attack. Thankfully, they let me out. My two kids did the tour while I waited and really enjoyed it. They even refunded my money!

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Caverns of Sonora

1711 Pvt Rd 4468
Sonora, Texas
76950 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
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